Torsion Bar Adjustment Problems?

Answer Torsion bars are used on independent front suspension systems instead of coil springs. They apply a downward pressure to the lower control arm. In addition, they allow a slight twisting motion of t... Read More »

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Problems With a Torsion Bar?

There are three basic types of spring suspensions: coil spring, leaf spring and torsion spring. Torsion spring suspensions (not to be confused with torsion beam axles) are a vast departure in desig... Read More »

What Are the Problems Caused by Bad Valve Adjustment?

Vehicle engines are precision machinery; the movement of many parts must be synchronized carefully to make the engine perform properly. Intake and exhaust valves are critical components for optimum... Read More »

How to Do a Valve Adjustment?

Valve adjustments are made with a cold engine--the purpose is to adjust the valves so that as the engine heats up and the valve adjusters expand, they do not keep the valves open. The valves need t... Read More »

DIY Headlight Adjustment?

To make sure you're driving safe, the U.S. Department of Transportation recommends that you have your headlights properly adjusted when you take your car in for service. Not only do improperly adju... Read More »